During the early days of our campaign, we received a tidal wave of support and ideas. As part of this process, we uncovered an opportunity that would allow us to provide a significantly better product at a substantially lower cost. Based on this, we’ve had to make the very difficult decision to cancel our Kickstarter campaign. Get notified when we release our new product.
TechCrunch - The Fireside SmartFrame Surfaces Family Memories From The Cloud
Engadget - Fireside's smart picture frame melds machine learning and good looks
Core77 - Picture This: Billed as Pandora for Photos, Fireside Offers a Smarter Digital Frame
Gizmodo - The Way We Deal With Photos Is Broken. This Company Wants to Fix It
PetaPixel - Fireside SmartFrame is an Intelligent Digital Picture Frame That Shows You Pics You Want to See
With the popularity of cameras, mobile phones and tablets, taking pictures has never been easier, but we really only get to enjoy a small fraction of them. Fireside’s mission is to unlock all of these hidden memories, and for the first time enable you to effortlessly enjoy them every day.
Fireside is a smart system for your home that makes enjoying all your photos and videos as easy as taking them. The system consists of an intelligent curation and delivery cloud service, and SmartFrame, a revolutionary re-imagining of the digital picture frame.
Fireside Creates a Personal Family Channel
The Fireside app effortlessly brings all of a family’s photos and videos together to a private, secure place in the cloud, and makes them searchable.
Then, Fireside’s cloud service uses contextual computing and machine learning to automatically curate and organize libraries of thousands of photos, showing families the content they actually want to see.
If it’s your son’s birthday, Fireside shows him photos of his past birthdays.
If it’s your anniversary, Fireside will show you video from your wedding and honeymoon.
If it’s cold outside, Fireside can show you skiing and holiday photos.
Photos and Videos Are Part of Your Home with Fireside SmartFrame
Fireside SmartFrame is a complete reinvention of the digital picture frame. It connects to users’ iOS/Android devices and the cloud to seamlessly integrate their curated content into everyday life. Like art or music, Fireside creates a unique and personal visual ambience that sets an emotional tone in any room.
What are others saying?
“With technologies like fast processors, high resolution displays, a camera on every device and endless memory in the cloud, the time is now for a company like Fireside to solve the dilemma of the hidden snapshots in the digital shoebox. By unifying all of our digital assets and making them ubiquitous across devices and platforms, the potential for new ways of experiencing our content is endless." -Dr. Jon Peddie industry analyst with Jon Peddie Research (JPR)
Fireside App for Phones and Tablets (screenshot)
Fireside SmartFrame (photos)
Fireside has filed patents for the Fireside design and software/service (utility). Fireside is a trademark or registered trademark of Fireside, Inc. All other products and services may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.
Risks and challenges
We’ve been working on Fireside for almost two years. Our team is a veteran group of designers, engineers, and coders who are dedicated to bringing Fireside to life. We’ve gone through countless iterations, prototyping, and beta testing. We have had Fireside SmartFrame prototypes and service running in beta homes for more than a year now, and with your help we're ready to mass produce Fireside and make it a reality.
With any hardware project, sourcing the exact parts and materials you desire is always a big effort and there is always some amount of uncertainty until parts are purchased. To protect against this, we have second sourced all components to minimize any problems or challenges we might face in getting the right parts to complete the project and do it in a timely manner.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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